Prof. Maureen Elaine Samms-Vaughan

Lecturer in FMS -Child & Adolescent Health: Faculty of Medical Sciences

Bach. of Medicine & Surgery from UWI MonaDiploma in Child Health from UWI MonaDoctor of Medicine from UWI MonaDoctor of Philosophy from Bristol University

Research Interests

  • Health developmental and behavioural outcomes for Jamaican adolescents at15-16 years old
  • Community, domestic and school violence in Jamaican children. Exposure and Effects
  • Autism in Jamaica, prevalence and presenting features
  • Child abuse in Jamaica: prevalence, presenting features and quality of care
  • Psychosocial and academic correlates of stress in Jamaican adolescents: a biochemical study
  • Parental stress in Jamaica
  • Self-esteem, school performance and behaviour in Jamaican adolescents
  • The influence of parental presence on child behaviour and development


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